Thanks to the web, I can keep up with news about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula pretty well via the newspaper websites and new media services like Upper Peninsula Second Wave, a business-oriented website. Today, my jaw dropped when Second Wave published a short piece on two tiny towns that I knew as a very little kid: Wallace, where my parents lived when they had me, and Stephenson, where they taught in the public school. (When they taught in Stephenson, we were living in an even smaller town, Daggett, just up the road.)
More than just that coverage was the photo of the Tivoli movie theater in Stephenson, a place I (think I) remember pretty well. I’m fairly sure that I saw my first movie at the Tivoli, and I’m even more sure that just to one side of the theater was (is?) a clothing store where I got my first baseball hat, a Minnesota Twins hat that I loved to death. Good memories…
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Wow, it looks like the theatre is still operating. On the left side is/was a barber shop and on the right a jewelry store. And yes there was a clothing store of sorts on the “main street” as well along with a Gambles hardware, a sporting goods store, a restaurant, and an appliance store and others that i might not recall at the moment.